Assembly resolution highlights migration, labour market reforms and Europe’s ‘demographic winter’

Europe’s ‘demographic winter’ should spur governments towards “forward-looking policies to attract qualified migrants,” according to the Parliamentary Assembly’s Migration Committee.

United Kingdom: Court set for judgement on Omagh bomb human rights complaint

Later this week, Strasbourg judges will make known their ruling on a complaint concerning the 1998 Omagh bombing, the single worst atrocity of the Northern Ireland ‘Troubles.’

Serbia: Nils Muižnieks voices fears over war victims’ reparations

“The issue is of the utmost importance for the on-going process of achieving social cohesion as well as justice and a lasting reconciliation in the region as a whole,” the Commissioner for Human Rights declares in his letter to Aleksandar Vulin, Minister for Labour, Employment, Veterans and Social Affairs.

Court dismisses complaint that Netherlands peacekeepers should have been prosecuted for Srebrenica conduct

The applicants, relatives of men killed in the Srebrenica massacre of July 1995, imputed criminal responsibility to three Netherlands servicemen who were members of the UN peacekeeping force.

Venice Commission legal experts raise alarm over draft modifications to Azerbaijan’s constitution

A preliminary opinion by the Council of Europe’s constitutional law experts criticizes draft modifications to Azerbaijan’s constitution. These changes will be put to a national referendum on Monday 26 September.